TRANS DANIA, a highly advanced 5,353 dwt side-loading newsprint carrier, is described. The vessel is one of three built by West Germany's Hermann Surken shipyard for the Bergen-based Seatrans group and is characterized as perhaps representing the ultimate in efficiency for newsprint and pallet carriers. Two 8-ton lifts are used to load and unload the TRANS DANIA in conjunction with short conveyor belts between ship and quay. The vessel boasts an unusual feature in five forklift trucks powered by electric cable. Length oa is 113.60m. The hull form is very fine, with an asymmetric stern. The large (4.70m diameter), skewed, controllable pitch propeller offers special efficiency in ballast conditions when the substantial ballast capacity of 3,480 tons allows an aft draft of approximately 5.70m with 0.08m trim.

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  • Accession Number: 00660511
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM